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President’s Column

Welcome to Week 3! With the Prime Minister visiting campus two weeks in a row, it looks to be a busy election year… In the meantime, there are other elections to get involved in.

Are you our next Clubs and Activities Officer?

Our lovely Clubs and Activities Officer, Elizabeth, has resigned to focus on the intensity of Law School. This leaves a crucial gap at VUWSA – are you our next Clubs and Activities Officer?

The CAO is a pretty important role – you’ll chair the VUWSA Clubs Council, the body of representatives of Sports and Cultural Clubs. The Clubs Council not only decides the allocation of grants funding, but provides overall direction to VUWSA and Victoria about what support Clubs need to be awesome. You’ll be a member of the VUWSA Executive, and have a big say over what VUWSA does, ensuring we are in tune with students. You’ll also get a weekly honorarium to thank you for the work that you do! Check out for more, or pop in to our office for an info sheet and nomination form. The election will be held at the Initial General Meeting on Wednesday 26 March.

Initial General Meeting + Special General meeting

Next Wednesday, 26 March in the Hub at 1 pm, is the VUWSA Initial General Meeting. The IGM is where, traditionally, the 2013 accounts and Annual Report are presented for approval by members. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for VUWSA members to raise issues or ask questions of the Executive, including the President. In typical VUWSA fashion, there will be plenty of free pizza for VUWSA members.


VUWSA has just purchased TWELVE microwaves for use by students around campus. Welfare Vice-President Rick is working out with the University exactly where they will be placed, but for now, we’ve got two microwaves in our kitchen at the VUWSA offices. Come and use them – but keep them clean!

Class Rep Trainings

Class Rep? Signed up for a Class Rep training yet? These trainings are an opportunity to learn more about your role, about VUWSA and how we support you to raise issues or run class events. You’ll need to attend training to be eligible for Vic Plus points! Email our Education Organiser, Jay, at to register:



Monday, 17 March                   1–2 pm SU217–218

Tuesday, 18 March                  12–1 pm SU309–310

Monday, 24 March                  11–12 pm SU217–218

Wednesday, 26 March            10–11 am SU309–310

Monday, 31 March                   2–3 pm SU309–310

Wednesday, 2 April                 5–6 pm SU217–218



Wednesday, 19 March             3.30–4.30 pm RHLT3

Tuesday, 25 March                  10.30–11.30 am RWW501

TE ARO (Design and Architecture Programmes)

Thursday, 3 April                     10–11 am  VS127

Thursday, 3 April                     12.30–1.30 pm VS204



Thursday, 27 March              2–3 pm SU218

Friday, 28 March                   3–4 pm SU218


Wednesday, 26 March           3.30–4.30 pm RHLT3

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